Were debates ever popular? I like to think they were. Maybe in my young, middle and early high school world and my interest in apologetics created a world around me where everyone was thinking of counterfactuals and Kalam’s Cosmologcal argument. DIdn’t everyone read these things? No? You mean yo were cool and kissed girls? Weird.
Below is known (and kind of obnoxious) Christian Philosopher William Lane Craig debate (equally as 0bnoxious) Sam Harris. Sam Harris is billed as “One of the Four-Horsemen of Atheism,” which I presume does a lot to bride the gap between compassion and debate.
This is video 1 of 9. The rest are on Youtube if you are interested.